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. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah. >>> this does not look good here. a toyota executive sent an e-mail saying "we need to come clean" and it came just a few days before their big recall. jennifer, shed some light it appears on what the automaker may have known about the problem of runaway cars and when they knew it. >> also they knew this was a big deal that needed to be handled and that maybe the culture from headquarters from tokyo, well, not tokyo but from japan wasn't necessarily handling it the way it needed to be handled in the country. in new company documents uncovered an american toyota executive was writing basically to his colleagues saying "we need to come clean about the safety problems, the time to hide on this one is over." now it was sent just five days before the massive recall of millions of toyotas. the memo was obtained by the associated press. toyota has no comment on this e-mail and with all of these court cases coming up they'll probably have a lot of no comments. they're repeating, "we are already acknowledging we know we did a poor job of communicating" and they've sa
the transportation department wants to fine toyota for allegedly hiding gas pedal problems from safety regulators. >> tom: susie, the proposed fine doesn't sound like a lot of money for the world's largest automaker, but it's the maximum allowed by law. >> susie: tom, it's also the largest civil penalty ever issued to an automaker by uncle sam. the transportation department says toyota didn't notify the government about its sticky pedal problem for four months. automakers are required to notify regulators of a possible defect within five business days. more than two million cars in the u.s. were recalled for that problem. toyota has two weeks to respond to the proposed fine; so far no comment from the company. meanwhile, some "braking" news from general motors. after those problems at toyota, g.m. is now promising brake override systems on all its vehicles within two years. the move is in anticipation of stricter u.s. regulatory standards. the override system cuts power to the engine when the brake and gas pedals are pressed at the same time. right now, only a handful of g.m. vehicles have this f
flying, toyotas. >> the big icelandic volcano. it is called eyjafjallajokull. it blew up in iceland. the cloud is drifting to new york. they say the air quality of the city is improving. iceland has shut down air travel all across europe. apparent pli, they dumped too much baking soda and vinegar into the thing and it just won't stop erupting. 63,000 flights have been canceled. an estimated 40,000 americans are stuck in europe right now because of the ash cloud. president obama had to cancel his trip to poland. this morning, he said he hopes the volcano will stop smoking soon and the volcano said the same thing about him. >>> rob marciano, not a lot of people laughing that we are hoping to get to weddings, honeymoons, funerals, you name it. >> not to mention the economic impact of all this. >> farmers are suffering because they can't get their stuff in and out. >> you know what makes it so complicated and so unpredict ability, when you go to the surface to 30,000, 35,000 feet, the winds change direction and speed at every level of that atmosphere. so you just don't know where the as
is over. we need to come clean. that's what herb miller, toyota's then group vice president told his colleagues in an e-mail referring to the safety problems just five days before toyota announced the recall. phil lebeau joins us now. what's toyota's response? >> they are not specifically commenting about the e-mail, but they say they understand they've done a poor job of communicating. this is a copy of it. one of 70,000 document that is the federal government has been going over in looking at how toyota handled the recall for sticky gas pedals. it's clear that some toyota executives realized they had to come out and say something. although it was sent five days before the recall. one of the quotes in this -- then saying they need to work out a resolution with the national highway safety administration. as interesting as the wording is here, lawyers who have sued the company and are planning on taking the company to court, almost all say the same thing. which is great for the public fodder. not sure how much this is going to help their cases in course aside from the fact it's one mo
suspensions. toyota suspended sales of a lexus suv. rollover fears. now, the company is testing a bunch of other models for the same problem. i'll tell you what, for toyota, when it rains, it pours. >> you have no idea. you don't even know the anger that my husband and i feel towards what this woman has done. >> russia suspended adoptions by american families. you're looking at the face of heartbreak. this woman got so close to bringing her new son and daughter home. and then that tennessee woman sent her son back to russia back to russia with a note. >>> and the third kind of suspension. travel. an angry, messy and busy volcano between north america and europe will definitely do that. >>> but we begin with the acronym, we all know it, nasa, national aeronautics and space administration. but the meaning far more powerful, exploration, innovation and inspiration. >> i believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. >> it was a promise. and a challenge. president kennedy set
. >> thank you for having me. >>> after a couple rough months, toyota is trying to get back on track. but new problems are popping up like pot holes almost daily. so many of you drive toyotas out there and you want to hear the latest and meet a company whistle blower. that's next. but don't worry. he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet starts with a clean pad every time. and its antibacterial cleaner kills bacteria mops can spread around. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. ♪ lovely lady [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ so, doctor... so, doc, i've been... i've been thinking... no. you know how... no. so, doc, i've got this friend... [ male announcer ]
. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero. >>> toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx460 for now after "consumer reports" said it is not safe. jennifer westhoven, what is the latest? >> thanks, natasha. the latest, toyota is going to temporarily stop selling this expensive suv that's been called a safety risk, asked dealers to stop selling the new 2010 lexus gx460 after "consumer reports" said don't buy it, afraid it wasn't safe enough to drive. the magazine rarely says don't buy about any kind of a car, hasn't done that in almost ten years but it was concerned. they took it through a lot of test drives and concerned on a tight turn like an exit ramp or on a turn and there was an obstacle and suddenly you had to brake there were concerns it was too likely to rollover. toyota and lexus are determined to identify and correct the issue that "consumer reports" identified." >> jennifer, thank you very much. >>> we've got brand new video of the little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. the boy will celebrate his eigh
to a lower court to determine whether that move was legal. first, it was sudden acceleration. now toyota is having the exact opposite problem with some of its vehicles. the japanese automaker recalling 50,000 of them due town expected slowing. the recall effects 2003 year model toyota sequoias. the company reports the problem involved the suv's electronic stability control system which maintains traction during turning. toyota claims the system can kick in at low speeds thus preventing the driver from accelerating as quickly as he or she might like it. fixed the problem midway through the model year and it's already repaired about half of the affected vehicles. toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles all totaled worldwide since just last fall. pope benedict the xvith may apologize for the church's handling of sexual abuse cases. that's what the cardinal in charge of those cases is now reporting. he tells the public broadcasting service that the pope may offer the apology when priests from around the world visit the vatican in june. some the victims claim the pope didn't do nearl
to fly over the volcano to get a better look at what's going on. >>> we have another toyota recall to tell you about. the car maker says it is recalling about 600,000 sienna minivans. cables could snap while driving. the spare could fall into the road and become a hazard for other drivers. but only affects siennas in cold-weather states. >>> haiti's top prosecutor denies the country dropped charges against american missionaries accused of kidnapping 33 children after january's earthquake. yesterday, a spokesman told cnn the kidnapping charges against nine missionaries were dropped. but haiti's attorney general said that is incorrect. adding that a judge will decide whether a case goes to trial or not. a senior state department official also told cnn the charges were dropped. the missionary group's leader is still behind bars. >>> convicted sex offender john gardner pleaded guilty to killing a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old. in june, he is expected to get two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. his plea spares him from a possible death sentence. the families
, you know, reinvent itself and re-gain public trust. most recently toyota, correct? we saw commercials on the air all over the place. i'm wondering what goldman will actually do to restore public trust in the company. >> you make a good point with the toyota comparison, too, and others have pointed out to me that america loves to find a corporate villain when there's something going wrong. high energy prices and oil companies were the villain. high drug prices and drug companies were the villain and maybe rightfully so, but we've moved on in some cases from those debates and now it is goldman sachs and wall street that is in the crosshairs. will we move on from this again or is senator carl levin and this committee and others including the sec going to get to the bottom of the behavior that may have led to the bubble and make some real changes? we're still in the thick of it. you remember the toyota ads, was there a bit of an apology to that and mistakes were made, but the acknowledgement that the company made mistake, we certainly remember that from toyota's lesson. >> and lloyd blank
's interesting. >>> toyota is now recalling cars because of a deceleration problem. jennifer westhoven, good morning. this is the toyota sequoyah suv. you come to a stop sign, and you go to hit the gas, and the acceleration is not catching. this is for the 2003 models. if you have one, contact your toyota dealer for repairs. >>> let's check your family finances two new resources. the new york stock exchange has a site called money sense for advice for saving for retirement, taking out a loan, creating a household budget. maybe if you don't have a 401(k), you may feel i don't know where to go on the web to learn these things. here's something for when you want to teach your kids financial lessons. they are making a e ing ing a cd warren buffett secret millionaires club. he has simple lessons kids could learn. he says things like derivatives are weapons of mass destruction. >> he's classic for the one lines. >> they there will be 26 episodes that will be online to help kids form good money habits. back to you. >> kids of all ages. we can all tune in. >>> the other woman in the john edwards sca
.9% of bacteria. also try our new bathroom spray that tackles soap scum and leaves febreze freshness. >>> toyota can't seem to get a break these days. once again, they have a recall. this time, vans like the one you're seeing there. these are sienna minivans. recalling about 600,000 of them. you see the models up there. 1998 through 2010. what's the problem? not the brakes like other recalls of toyota. this time, the spare tire could fall off. there's some issue with ruts and road salt coming together, rust, causing a wire to break and then the tire could fall off on to the road, injure, of course, another vehicle that's on the road. toyota now working on the problem but telling own toers take those to the dealers for inspection. >>> and scientist s at the university of wisconsin say they've examined what's believed to be a fragment from the meteor has lit up the skies across the u.s. earlier ins week. the video was amazing. scientists saying a man brought the rock to them after it hit the roof of his home wednesday night in southwest wisconsin. >>> and live pictures this morning from, really, e
save money by combining operations. >>> just five days before toyota's historic recall, an executive warned colleagues they needed to come clean about acceleration problems. e-mail from that executive revealed strong concerns that toyota officials were not properly addressing safety problems. toyota has declined to comment. the automaker has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s. >>> well, here is a look at the thursday forecast. there will be rain along the coast in the pacific northwest and snow in the mountains of montana and idaho. showers and thunderstorms are possible from the gulf coast to the northeast. >> the east coast will see another warm day before a big cool-off by tomorrow. the midwest will be a little cooler than usual with minneapolis and fargo in the 50 southwest is sunny and seasonable with phoenix and l.a. in the 80s. >>> the french spider-man is back doing what he does best. climbing tall buildings and being arrested. elaine robert returned to his home in paris where he scaled a 607-foot office building. police were of course waiting for him at the top
to about 10%. >>> u.s. safety officials are saying just so you know, they could have fined toyota more than $13 billion. meaning that's how much the fine could have been if there hadn't been a cap on that. the law does cap the fines of 16 million, you may remember that federal officials, the nhtsa, did fine toyota $16 million. a lot less, $16 billion, though, they're saying is what it could have been. now the agency is also saying it's considering a second fine because, according to it, it says there were two separate defects in gas pedals. toyota says it has taken steps to improve communication so it wouldn't be on the hook for that fine, susan. basically what they said was, they found out about it. they're supposed to tell the government five days. they waited two months is what the government says happened. >> all righty. jen, thank you for that. appreciate it. >>> if you've done it lately, you know moving can be a pain, a chore. but it can be even more daunting for older folks. stephanie elam tells us about a company that takes the heavy lifting out of the process in this "small busines
are calling her major fashion don't. not carrie! >>> plus, toyota has decided whether it wants to fight a $16 million fine for the sticky gas pedal problem. when i grow up, i want to fix up old houses. i'm going to work with kids. i want to run a marathon. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing. i want to take him on his first flight. [ female announcer ] discover the best of what's next at aarp.org. here's what we can do with 4g from sprint. using the overdrive 4g mobile hotspot, jimmy's playing some video game online, jenny's video-chatting with a friend, and i'm downloading a huge presentation. and while that's happening, we'll enjoy some family time. [ computer beeps ] that was good. what can you do with 4g? [ male announcer ] experience 4g from sprint. it's more than a wireless network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilities, it's a wireless revolution. access www.sprintrelay.com. >>> our military folks watching, today's salute is for an entire family, actually. it is from bruce and vivian kimball to their four children in the air force. two
this morning an urgent warning about another toyota vehicle. "consumer reports" says the new lexus gx-460 is not safe and you should not buy it. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> it is very rare for "consumer reports" to say anything like that, that's so, you know, it almost sounds inflammatory, don't buy it. you rarely see that. often they'll say we don't recommend it, or we like this better. but that's what it's saying about the 2010 lexus gx460, says it can tip over during a turn if you're on an exit ramp because there's a problem with the electronic stability control. only about 5,000 have been sold so far. we have been trying to contact lexus early this morning for some kind of a response. they did talk to the detroit free press so lex success saying "we take a serious look at this and appreciate "consumer reports" bringing it to our attention." they're saying it does exceed all federal safety requirements. we'll keep an eye on that one. >> a lot of recalls lately. thanks so much, jen. >>> two astronauts from the space shuttle "discovery" are doing their last space walk o
ask allison. this week i'm getting to the bottom of one viewer's concerns about a toyota recall that effected her firsthand. we'll have that for you next. >>> and here is another look at today's trivia question. which was the only team to have a better win-loss record for the redskins. have to think about this one. the giants, the cowboys, the dolphins or the san francisco 49ers? the answ coming up -- coming up later. >>> charlie wilson from the gap band is here today. know the stain. after an alpaca? i have. it was awesome. ♪ call 1-800-steemer crafted to be exceptionally smooth... decadently rich... delightful... chocolate... bliss. hershey's bliss chocolate. crafted for bliss. ♪ ¿por que no probamos esto? ♪ old el paso. a special blend of seasoning... for especially delicious tacos. feed your fiesta! kids are hungry after school. that's why i always have totino's pizza rolls. big pizza taste. in a bite size roll. kids can't resist their delicious pizza flavor. totino's pizza rolls. the pizza way to snack. what do you guys want to do? both: make rice krispie® treats! s
since buffett bought the railroad. another recall for toyota, this time it's sequoia s.u.v.s. 50,000 vehicles bought in early 2003 are being recalled to fix a software glitch that causes a delay when accelerating. the recall comes nearly a year and a half after safety regulators began looking at the problem. toyota says there have been no reported injuries or accidents due to the issue. dealers have been notified and about half of the recalled vehicles have already been repaired. >> tom: a first of its kind energy project got the green light today from uncle sam. a 130 turbine wind farm in the waters off cape cod, massachusetts is scheduled to start construction later this year. the $1 billion facility is expected to produce enough electricity to power 400,000 homes. german conglomerate siemens will supply the turbines. opponents say the project will endanger marine life and commerce in the area, they plan a lawsuit to stop it. >> susie: for the past few years, the home furnishings sector has gotten hammered, especially high end chains like ethan allen. but the company is showing
, thankfully. >>> there is more evidence that toyota knew about a sticky accelerator before february. the feds are charging them a fine for knowing about a problem that could effect more than 2 million vehicles. according to documents obtained by the associated press, days before the recall was issued, a vice president for public affairs warned the company, it was time to come forward about the safety issue. irv miller wrote in an e-mail, quote, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean. toyota's new chief for quality in north america says the company could have done better, and will. >> because we're not perfect. and we -- we didn't share the experience that we had in europe. we didn't know about it in north america. that's what we're putting these processes in place. we are looking for our weak points. we are looking for -- where we need to improve. and that's why i believe these six points that toyota has put upon us, his direction, is going to make us a stronger and better company. we have never said we were perfec
surged last month led by toyota, the embattled automaker's sales soared 41% thanks to its most generous incentives ever. overall sales were the highest since cash for clunkers. ford up 40%, gm rose 22% but chrysler slipped 8%. >>> quiet overseas stock markets. tokyo's nikkei average gained nearly 0.4% today, however, markets are closed in hong kong and also in london. wall street will be closed today, awell. however, the dow did gain 70 points yesterday and the nasdaq added almost 5 points. >>> well, the wait is almost over. the ipad finally goes on sale tomorrow morning at 9:00 and if you're hoping to get your hands on one you may want to get in line early. at least one analyst expects them to be sold out by the afternoon. the early reviews are certainly adding to the growing frenzy, though. >> it might replace your kindle. it might replace your portable game machine and it might replace your laptop. the company has lived up tomost of the hype. >> i think we're going to have something replace with what we do with computers and the ipad really given apple's track record has as good a sh
. >> reporter: so, how did ford change its car and its business? ironically, ceo alan mulally, used toyota as his model as he turned ford around. >> every vehicle would be best in class, in terms of quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and very best value. >> reporter: to get there, ford went back to the drawing board, designing sturdier, safer cars. it added more testing to each step of the assembly line. and marketed the changes relentlessly. >> look at you talking me into a ford. >> i know. you should really try it. >> they went head-to-head with the impulse on quality, which is something they avoided a few years ago. >> reporter: "consumer reports" now finds 90% of ford average or better in reliability. in crash tests, ford models share top safety rates. american consumers are finally taking notice. and not just with ford. giving u.s. automakers, new respect for the first time in years. look at the change in the matchup with asia. four years ago, the united states ranked behind japan. today, u.s. cars are ahead. >> it's an incredible turnaround. i mean, who would have believe
's forecast looks better. >>> toyota is announcing another recall, it is a 2010 lexus gx460, which "consumer reports" said could roll over when you make a high speed turn. toyota insists the luxury suv is still save as long as you take the turn slowly. a software update will fix the problem. for more information about g to cnn.com/rob cnn.com/robin. >>> arizona has just passed one of the toughest immigration bills in the country. it still needs the governor's signature but it would basically require officers to check the documents of anyone that they suspect might be in the u.s. illegally. correspondent richard lui, the critics say that this is legal racial profiling. >> what they do is believe these critics do, it leaves it up to the officers to basically make the determination if one looks like they're an an illegal citizen. alejandra gomez is afraid all latinos will be a target of police harassment if the government signs this bill into law >> right now the way things are being targeted is that all latinos are undocumented and that's absolutely not true. i'm a citizen and i'm if i'm pulle
someone for the new vacancy on the supreme court. >> toyota announced a new recall. the auto maker said it will check 600,000 siena minivans for corrosion in a cable. the affected minivans are sold in the u.s. from 1998 to 2010 model years. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the newshour. new information has surfaced on the destruction of cia videotapes that showed water- boarding. the 92 tapes involved terror suspect abu zubaydah. internal emails released last night said former cia director porter goss agreed with the 2005 decision to get rid of the tapes. they said the videos showed interrogators did not follow procedures authorized by the bush administration. the death toll from this week's earthquakes in western china climbed above 1,100 today. officials also said more than 400 villagers are still missing in the mountainous area near tibet. meanwhile, buddhist monks created a makeshift morgue next to a monastery in the shattered region. they chanted and prayed over the bodies of hundreds of victims. >> ( translated ): for us, the tibetan people, this is critically important
cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ . >>> our series on the high cost of health care starts with medical fraud. with more than 10% of all medicare spending stollen. president obama says there will be a crackdown on health care reform. is that realistic? this afternoon, i went to boston to visit one of the best fraud investigators. his name is henry, a financial analysis who flagged the bernie madoff scam before anyone else. he warned regulators again and again and nothing was done about it until late and he wrote
disabilities, access www.sprintrelay.com. ♪ [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ >>> a amassive oil slip on the gulf coast doorstep 15 miles from hitting important wetlands. shrimpers are out there trying to get what they can before it is too late. >>> he was a rising star in the republican party now. it appears that florida governor, charlie crist is abonn derring the gop. later today, he
, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, is is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're maki fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will contito be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ martha: well, it's about to get going, folks, debate about to get underway on capitol hill for these new financial regulation we have been hearing so much about, the senate after shooting it down twice this week, yesterday, agreed, naniously, they are going to stop a filibuster of the bill. but, now they say the devil is in the details, and you need to know, what is in there, folks, jim angle is
used toyota as his model as he turned ford around. >> every vehicle would be best in class in terms of quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design, and very best value. >> reporter: to get there, ford went back to the drawing board, desighing sturdier, safer cars. it added more testing to each step of the assembly line. >> swap your ride for an escape -- >> reporter: and marketed the changes relentlessly. >> look at you talking me into a ford. >> i know, you should really try it. >> really going head to head with the imports on quality, which is something they avoided a few years ago. >> reporter: "consumer reports" now finds 90% of fords average or better in reliability. in crash tests, ford models share top safety ratings. american consumers are finally taking notice, and not just with ford. giving u.s. automakers new respect for the first time in years. look at the change in the matchup with asia. four years ago, the united states ranked behind japan. today, u.s. cars are ahead. >> an incredible turnaround. who would have believed just one year ago that we'd see this kind of t
that toyota may report an operating profit of 40 billion yen. and that is 2.5 times what they originally forecast coming on the back of reduced costs and weaker yen. >>> well, our next guest is seeing signs is of exhaustion in risk appetite. he is now seeing a one-month lag between the baltic index, and selected commodities. this could in turn result in a decline in commodity currencies versus the u.s. dollar. for more on the decline of the baltic index, we bring in the chief market strategist with cmc markets. always good to have you on the program, and welcome back. >> thank you for having me, maria. >> let's talk about the correlation by tween the baltic dry index and commodities and what does it tell you and why is this index so critical from your standpoint? >> yes, maria, the baltic dry index is a cost of shipping goods, and materials and non-fuel, but we have to be careful before we talk about it further. we have to say that the cost of these ships is not only a factor of the demand, but also of the supply and of the availability of ships, but having said that, this cost as we hav
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available in a cookie straw. oreo fun stix. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, is is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're maki fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will contito be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ >> 16 minutes after the top of the hour. "newsweek" getting in the media bias mix now by publishing a controversial survey by the university of washington. it claims that tea party protesters are more likely to be racially resentful than other americans. denine barelli is a fox news contributor and a fellow with pro
day. make sure you get your taxes filed or get an extension or something. toyota is going to conduct a safety test on all of its suvs. this comes an consumer reports a handling problem in a new version of a lexus puts drivers at risk for a rollover, which is the worst for suvs. it has nothing to do with accelerators. >> this is a concern about suvs in general, that they're top heavy, that something could happen. but out of 95 suvs that consumer reports tested, that came in 95. >> if you were a conspiracy theorist, who would think? >> i've heard that. >> the u.s. government owns gm now and suddenly toyota is the biggest piece of crap that has ever been on the road suddenly. >> you can say that, but you can say it came as toyota became the largest carmaker and car seller in the nation. >> i know you can, like, make skooug excuses and everything else. but the reality is that we have a big, vested interest in gm succeeding now and we're finding all kinds of stuff -- >> well, consumer reports doesn't own anything in gm. >> no. >> they're not -- >> i'll find a link somewhere, raj rajaratna
% respectfully. and, buyers are looking past toyota's issues and march sales of tundra jumped 94%, to 11,000 trucks. toyota had a huge month. bill: everybody is watching augusta, georgia as america watches tiger woods reenter the golf world, but not before answering questions to reporters at 2:00 p.m. eastern and what does the world's greatest golfer have to say or not say, the author of "the practice of public relations" and a pr image consultant joins us now, boy oh, boy he needs you. >> this is a big day for him. juliet: how would you rate his performance as far as pr goes. >> lousy. awful. juliet: bad. >> because he's surrounded by psychofans, people who have been with him and he's a control freak, as everybody says and he wants to be around people who will tell him what he wants to hear and ari fleisher is a good guy and he got rid of him and he called this and now has to speak up. juliet: you have points i want to you get to, you say there is basically a 6-point plan, for how he should deal with things from now on. >> what i would counsel him to do, first thing, he has to confront
accelerators on toyotas. such is the scope of hope and change in president obama's universe. the editorial goes on to say, in his 2011 budget the president zeroed out nasa constellation project, the project of launch and landing vehicles that were to replace the aging space shuttle fleet to carry americans into space. this is not a cost-cutting move. the agency is budgeted to receive $19 billion next year. and mr. obama wants to throw an additional $6 billion at it over the next five years. the hitch is he wants to shift its mission toward climate research and airplane design. anxious to stay relevant, nasa agreed to research the cause of toyota's sudden acceleration problem. nasa administrator charles bolden said thursday that federal money is budgeted for fostering the growth of the space industry including the development of space taxis. but if the results of the president's stimulus are any indication, command economic policy is an inefficient generator of jobs. it goes on to say, as nasa's wings are clipped, our competitors soar. the u.s. space agency even had to sign a $340 million deal w
insurance has become the first to sue toyota for claims paid on crashes caused by faulty acceleration pedals. other insurance companies are expected to follow suit. repaying the insurance industry could cost toyota up to $30 million. >>> right now the crews board discovery and the international space station are getting much needed rest because tomorrow is their third and final space walk. it took the astronauts nearly 7 1/2 hours yesterday to install a new ammonia tank after a bolt apparently gave them a little trouble. stay tuned to fox all day because astronaut also take that live walk -- where they're going to talk live from the iss, 11:30 a.m. eastern time. >> brian: it was home to america's team for nearly 40 years. that little hole in the roof. now there is a big hole in the ground. just yesterday texas stadium was imploded and brought down to rubble. >> who pushed the button to detonate that? who did that? an 11-year-old boy, casey rogers, won a contest for that and he's here with us. good morning, casey. how are you doing? >> i'm doing great. >> okay. now, casey, you have your own c
. and at toyota, is is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're maki fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will contito be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] let's say you've done everything you can in any, and all of our decisions. to try to live with your dirty carpet. problem is: you're not really living. this is ridiculous. [ male announcer ] you need help. you need the sears carpet cleaning experts. we're one of the largest carpet cleaning companies in the country. we'll take care of it for you. ♪ [ male announcer ] whether it's carpet or upholstery, our two-step process uses a special cleaning solution and rinse to remove deep down dirt and leave your carpet c
't take action it can snow ball and you can end up in a situation like you have with toyota where if someone doesn't speak up in a way that gets some action or results, you're going to end up on the front page of the wall street journal. >> i think it's probably idealistic to assume that teaching ethics in business school will eradicate the world of improper people but i'm optimistic coming out of this place is what we'll see is enough individuals doing positive things that will end up sadly not making these big events disappear, but i think put them in their proper context. >> reporter: so professor roberts hopes to continue the teaching of ethics will curb if not prevent future disasters in the world of business. jonathan seare, fox news. >>> an economic boost for virginia. northrup grumman is moving its headquarters to the commonwealth. the ceo is looking into two locations. one near dulles airport and the other in crystal city near the pentagon. they are currently employing 300 people at their corporate head quarters in los angeles. >>> and if you are looking for work, you can
month or so. >>> toyota recalling recalling 50,000 sequoia 2003 models. there may be a problem with the electronic stability control to maintain traction when you turn. in some cases the stability control could activate at slow speeds and prevent it from accelerating as quickly as you would expect. >>> no one expected to see this at a tulsa, oklahoma parking garagech the driver of this mercedes said his foot got stuck under the gas pedal. the car crashed through the wall six stories up. luckily he is okay, however several cars on the ground were damaged by falling debris. >>> still ahead, a first look at people's magazine at the world's most beautiful people. and we'll talk about that list and chat about who is the most beautiful. >>> but first we'll check in with holly morris who is hanging out with the ace of cakes. >> reporter: beautiful things here are the cakes. we are where the magic is made and it's the best smelling magic i've ever seen. we are live at charm city cakes where they are creating something special for the gold cup this weekend. and how to meet the ace of ca
by greece could derail recovery efforts here in the united states. jon: "happening now", toyota troubles, the japanese carmaker is voluntarily recalling about 50,000 sequoia suvs from the 2003 mole year to fix a stability control problem. >>> middle box, nearly all of anne electronic's diary is on display for the first time inside the amsterdam home where she hid from the nazis for two years. >>> bottom box a rare spring snowstorm socking new england, some spots in northern vermont hit with more than a foot of snow. jane: time for a quick check of the markets as investors are worrying whether a growing financial crisis in greece could we see something similar in the united states and could it affect our markets. analysts say the problems are to blame. demonstrators have taken to athens after the nation's credit rating is downgraded to junk status. these problems may seem like a world away, but the problems they're facing there today could potentially be our problems in the not-too-distant future. greg palkot is live in london. what's the latest? >> reporter: as that drama continues to pl
. >>> automakers report march sales figures today. analysts predict big increases over last year, including toyota, due to deep discounts. >>> finally a huge piece of public art will soon go up at london's olympic park. it will be taller than new york's statue of liberty. >> the 400-foot tubular sculpture will be unusual and it's difficult to describe. more from the bbc's david sillito. >> reporter: there may be more than two years to go but the olympic stadium is certainly taking shape. but it was felt that something's missing here. it needs an artwork. they thought maybe a tower. they're going to get one. it's a tower with a twist. orbit. a dipping, swirling, spiral of steel. a landmark piece of art that you'll be able to climb and use as a vantage point to view the olympic park. it is a sort of tower. but in his studio the artist annish kapur explained to me, he didn't want another eiffel tower. >> traditionally a tower is pyramidal in structure. we've done quite the opposite. we have a -- a flowing, coiling form that changes as you walk around it. >> reporter: and it's going to be an imposing
, folks. the toyota crisis is causing a big shift in attitudes about u.s. automakers. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here with that. okay, i'm ready for this. >> now, that's good news for detroit, but even first i'm just going to tell you, this is just in, cnn has just learned that general motors has indeed wider more than $5 billion, $5.4 billion to the u.s. treasury overnight so they are making a payback with interest and ahead of schedule. they have more to pay but that is good news for all of us as taxpayers that we're being paid back but it's good news gm is doing well enough that they can pay us back. >>> for the first time in years, i feel like this is another head-turner. americans say american cars are best. american cars are best. this is a new ap poll just out this morning. slightly more americans said the u.s. makes a better quality car. this is after a long romance with foreign rivals like japanese automobiles. the survey suggests that it is largely because of the big problems that happened at toyota. you know those. and an upsurge in ford's reputation. >>> thousan
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